Microsoft Outlook is used by daily users and professional businesses alike due to its ability to connect with several servers and email accounts like IMAP, POP, SMTP, Exchange, and Office 365. Another great thing is that it is available for two major OS platforms – Windows and macOS. So, users can easily work on it and use their unique features.

When the users have a requirement where they need to connect Outlook for Mac with Office 365, then it is necessary to know the correct method as it needs a sound information of both platforms.

Reason to Configure Office 365 in Outlook for Mac

There are not any particular reasons behind configuring Outlook for Mac. Every Mac user who uses Office 365 would want to configure Outlook for Mac in their system. However, users often configure their Office 365 account with Outlook due to various reasons:

  • To access all the Office 365 emails and messages offline
  • When Outlook for Mac is the primary email app for communication
  • To avoid opening Office 365 account again and again just to access emails
  • For better productivity and faster communication

Now, you know why people configure Outlook for Mac, so let’s move to configure Outlook for Mac for Office 365.

Configure Outlook for Mac

To begin with the process, make sure you have installed Outlook for Mac on your system, and then you can configure it to access your Office 365 mailbox or Exchange mailbox.

  1. Launch Outlook for Mac and click Tools from the Menu bar.
  2. Click Account, the Add an Account window will appear on the screen; click Exchange or Office 365 from the options.
  3. In the opened wizard, add the details for your Office 365/Exchange account, such as:
    • Email address
    • Method
    • User Name and Password
    And then click Add Account.
  4. In the pop-up window, check the checkbox Always use my response for this server; then click Allow.

Your Office 365 account will be configured with Outlook for Mac. This method is helpful even when you’re already using Outlook for Mac with another email account.

However, if you don’t have an existing profile in Outlook for Mac, then all you need to do is launch Outlook on the system, and a welcome screen will be provided with Add Account wizard. Select the account type you want to configure and then follow the instructions from the 3rd step mentioned above.

How to Configure MS Outlook for Office 365?

Configuring MS Outlook for Office 365 on Windows is much easier than on the Mac system. Also, if you have already created a Profile, then it won’t take much time. Here, we will discuss how you can create a new profile to add your Office 365 account in MS outlook.

  1. From the start menu, go to Control Panel, and then select Mail. Go to control panel and select mail Note: Make sure MS Outlook is installed on your system.
  2. The Mail wizard will appear on the screen, click Add to add a profile. Add a profile
  3. The Add Account window will appear on the screen, select Manual Setup, and click Next. Select manual setup
  4. Now, in the opened window, select Office 365 and provide the details for your account and then click Next. Provide account detail of Office 365
  5. Once the account is verified, the Office 365 Sign-in window will appear on the screen. Provide the credentials and log in to your account. Provide the credentials and log in to your account
  6. Once the login is successful, a notification will appear on your screen, confirming the same. Click Finish to end the process. Successful login message

You can check your Office 365 mailbox by opening MS Outlook. Also, if you have already configured Outlook with Office 365 account, but you want to add another account, then it can easily be achieved with the Add Account option from the File tab in MS Outlook.


Outlook for Mac is ideally used by businesses that rely on the Mac system for their internal and external communications. Besides, it also provides connectivity to Exchange and Office 365 mailboxes in Mac environments. In this article, we covered how you can configure Outlook for Mac with your Exchange/Office 365 account, as well as we discussed the Office 365 configuration process Outlook for Mac.